IMFSurvey Magazine: Countries & Regions
April 27, 2016
As the global recovery continues to struggle to gain its footing, growth in Latin America and the Caribbean has been marked down further and is likely to contract for the second consecutive year in 2016, the IMF said.
April 25, 2016
Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia this year is expected to slow to a two-decade low as a result of a sustained decline in the prices of key commodities, spillovers from Russia’s recession, and China’s slowdown, the IMF said in its latest assessment.
March 24, 2016
Implementing structural reforms, mainly in pension systems and state-owned enterprises, is essential for countries in Eastern and Southeastern Europe to address crisis legacies and help stabilize debt and deficits, members of parliament concluded at a seminar at the Joint Vienna Institute (JVI).
March 15, 2016
Indonesia, one of the best performing emerging market economies, can take its economic success to the next level by more investment, particularly in infrastructure, and finding new sources of economic growth, says the IMF in its annual assessment.
March 02, 2016
Positive policy actions together with the decline in oil prices have helped make India one of the fastest-growing large economies in the world. Its resilience, however, is being tested by an unfavorable global environment and a slow investment recovery.
February 09, 2016
Countries with strong institutions and skilled civil servants can formulate more effective and robust policies, which contributes to economic development, stability, and ultimately more sustainable growth, the audience at a recent meeting on training and capacity development heard.
April 25, 2016
Growth in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region remains subdued owing to low oil prices and deepening regional conflicts, said the IMF in its latest regional assessment.
April 16, 2016
The dramatic decline in commodity prices combined with severe drought conditions and rising insecurity has hit many countries hard, African finance ministers said during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington.
March 22, 2016
A new IMF study finds that cultivating a more competitive business environment, fostering worker talent, and improving access to finance are key to boosting long-term economic prospects in the MENA region.
March 15, 2016
Asian countries should build on progress made over the past two decades and move faster toward further trade and financial integration, but in the context of multilateral trade liberalization, participants at a two-day IMF conference in Tokyo heard.
March 10, 2016
There is great potential to deepen trade and financial linkages between Asia and Latin America, and implementing the right policies will be key to a successful partnership, conference participants said.
February 24, 2016
Uruguay has become a bastion of stability. But it is not immune to the shocks and challenges of a volatile region, and the economy is slowing down, said the IMF in its annual health check of the Uruguayan economy.
January 25, 2016
The economy of Kosovo is recovering owing to significant progress in implementing economic reforms, but the country needs to boost potential growth and create more jobs, especially for the youth, says the IMF.